“It’s An Old Spanish Custom In The Moonlight”
Milt Shaw And His Detroiters
(Melotone M-12020) October 1930
Here is a recording of a catchy but mostly forgotten tune. It is one of a number of recordings from the Depression era Melotone label that are in the process of being digitized for inclusion in the Radio Dismuke. The song appears to have enjoyed more success in Great Britain than it did in the USA. Indeed, the British pressing of this same recording was on the very first record issued by the Panachord label which was affiliated with Melotone and its parent label, Brunswick.
Milt Shaw led a popular band in the Detroit era that was formed in 1927 when Shaw took over a Philadelphia based band led by Frank Winegar and moved it to Michigan.